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 Post subject: computer issues maybe
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:40 pm 
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guys guys this is a following up topic of my issuse here
ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/got-new-dizzy-but-now-need-help-t83555.html

I am not sure whether my mechanic knows what he is doing or not because he thought the problem could have been the spark plugs, so he changed them and no difference (i couldve told him that) then he did other things which were

Change the Distributor
Change The Coil
Test the injectors

and then he said it may be the computer because he said it was getting a spark, now he said he could get a second hand computer but i am thinking that if i go down to u Pull it and get a computer myself, then it would be cheaper and may help the car !

If i got a computer from a scrap car is there any problems with programming and what not?

 

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 Post subject: Re: computer issues maybe
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:42 pm 
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Has your car got smartlock? If so you'll need to get a smartlock ECU

 

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 Post subject: Re: computer issues maybe
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:46 pm 
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yeah make sure its one from same model, and auto etc.
try and look for something smashed up too, at least u know it was running before it went to the wreckers
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 Post subject: Re: computer issues maybe
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:29 pm 
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my mechanic said if i got it towed to his work shop he would put their dianostic computer on it and it will tell them where to look, he also said that if i put a second hand computer out of a car it may have fault and mess up my car even more !

Is he telling the truth?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:53 pm 
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yes that exactly it ! but now he took the coil out and i can try to start it again without the coil in !

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:06 pm 
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after some heated argument over the phone i have had my car towed ! Will let you know how it goes !

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:19 pm 
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didnt u have a family friend that was a mechanic?
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Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:19 pm 
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Check if the injectors are getting an electrical pulse. If not it is probably a TFI issue.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:00 pm 
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Nah dont have a family friend that was a mechanic my old mechanics were good but they sold the business to this new lot ! There is an injector pulse !

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:46 pm 
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If you have spark and injector pulse, you have no fuel pressue or dizzy is in wrong.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:32 pm 
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the first time he came out he checked the fuel pressure and if the dizzy is in wrong i am right in not paying for the second look over right?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:38 pm 
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Prob is a fuel problem. Faulty pump, relay etc. I'm no expert on the computers, but I doubt it would be that. But it is easy to check for, and U-Pullit sell em cheap. Can't hurt to have a spare! Might be time to ask around bout a new mechanic if you get no joy from this one.
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Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:40 pm 
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If it is getting correct spark and timing, it will fire up (run) for a second or 2 using aero start.
I have come accross another reason before on 2 mitsubishi's.
Starter motor was rooted and sucked every ounce of power to crank over leaving too little for the ignition system.

 

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 Post subject: Re: computer issues maybe
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I can hear the fuel pump arming and disarming, they pressure is good and i also relieved it via the fuse but still no go ! The mechanics will hopefully get back to me tomorrow, but yes i will probally have to hunt around for a new mechanic.

The pain of it was i loved the old owners they did everything right by me !

 

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ive heard a crook tfi module can blow a coil too, so maybe the coil went again and the mechanic thought it was the dizzy.
the original dizzy would have still needed another tfi though as well as another coil if that was the case.
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